its over for me

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Registered: 07-11-2008
its over for me
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Wed, 08-12-2009 - 10:45am

Well I never knew it worked this way. The FSH shoots up with no warning, and nor more baby. The clinic told me that my FSH, now being at 18, means I will NEVER be successful with IVF, nor will I have a child with my own eggs, not now, and most likely, not ever. I never knew the FSH was the end of the road. Six months ago it was a 6.9, now it is an 18.

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Registered: 11-25-2005
In reply to: ocean2008
Sun, 08-30-2009 - 2:33pm

{{{HUGS}}}


Lee

 

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Registered: 07-10-2008
In reply to: ocean2008
Fri, 08-14-2009 - 10:07pm
Your RE is a total putz!!!!!!!

Jessica

Me - 44, DH-47     

 

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Registered: 03-09-2005
In reply to: ocean2008
Fri, 08-14-2009 - 10:07am

OCEAN!


Back away from the ledge!

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Registered: 05-28-2008
In reply to: ocean2008
Fri, 08-14-2009 - 1:02am

Please see my post under "faq reference" - the high fsh BFP list.



 BabyFruit Ticker

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Registered: 04-02-2005
In reply to: ocean2008
Fri, 08-14-2009 - 12:10am

Ocean, if you haven't already been to this blog you must go and do research on it. This is one smart cookie RE (also in NYC). This has been an enormous resource for me.


http://infertilityblog.blogspot.com/


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Registered: 02-01-2009
In reply to: ocean2008
Thu, 08-13-2009 - 9:48pm

Big Hugs to you, Ocean. I was told the same thing, and the RE refused to accept me as a patient. My FSH was 20.5 and my follicle count was 7, which he said was average for my age (42). So I am on my own now, and using donor sperm as well.

The PP's have given great advice, and I second it: Don't give up, don't worry about your FSH, do whatever you can to lower it, and it does only take one egg.

I also recommend you to read "Inconceivable." It is a wonderfully inspirational book for us over-40s.

Hang in there, we are here for you.

Janice, 42, TTC #1



AI #1 5-18-09 BFN


AI #2 6-14-09 BFN


On hold for now, but starting again next month
Janice, 44, TTC #1
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Registered: 05-28-2008
In reply to: ocean2008
Thu, 08-13-2009 - 5:40pm

Hi there, someone mentioned TCM and I have recently found an acupuncturist who specializes in fertility. She told me this morning at my appointment that another client of hers has been trying for quite some time. She is 45 and had a very very high FSH (she didn't tell me exactly how high), BUT, she has been seeing this acupuncturist for fertility and following everything she has told her to do, along with acupuncture and yesterday she announced her pregnancy. AND it's her first!!! I haven't had my FSH tested because I've heard that the numbers don't really indicate egg quality as some would say it does. So I don't want to upset myself. Since i've been going to this acupuncturist, i feel so much better. she is so knowledgeable and gives me so much information on what has worked for her and her clients and what hasn't. I recommend finding one! The other ladies posted with great advice. I hope you continue on and don't let this RE kill your dream!!! I will keep trying till the old MP tells me it's over.

HUGS
Lynda



 

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Registered: 07-11-2008
In reply to: ocean2008
Thu, 08-13-2009 - 3:43pm
Thank you, that last post helped. I would HATE to think I am in menopause already. If someone could help me better understand my own FSH number of 18, I would be forever grateful, as I am being told by my doctor, that once the FSH climbs to this level, it means my eggs are no longer healthy and strong. Susan, you mentioned that "ALL it takes is ONE good egg", so with an FSH of 18, does this mean that I still could have eggs that are healthy and strong with good baby potential, mixed in there with the bad eggs? And, further, is 18 a VERY high number compared to most women of age 40? Or is it common to see a number like this? Finally, can some board members share success stories of high FSH levels and successful pregnancies? It would make me feel so much better!
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Registered: 09-13-2007
In reply to: ocean2008
Thu, 08-13-2009 - 2:26pm
I was only solidifying what you have already been told and researched.
 


 


Susan V

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Registered: 07-11-2008
In reply to: ocean2008
Thu, 08-13-2009 - 2:22pm

WOW. Not very encouraging. So my eggs are defintely failing. And my FSH might even be higher than 18! I could be in menopause! No wonder I have been feeling hot and waking during the night.

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